Jesuits Welcomed 16th-Century Princess As First And Only Female

You might not have heard of Joanna of Austria (1535-1573), the first — and so far only — female ever admitted to the all-male Society of Jesus in the religious order’s 483-year history. Alas, she could not be described as a trailblazer — because no one ever followed in her wake. 

Sister Jean Now 100: Milestone for the Beloved Loyola Hoops Nun

When it comes to March Madness, Sister Jean is second to “nun.” At least in age.The chaplain of Loyola University Chicago’s men’s basketball team, who rose to prominence during the 2018 NCAA Tournament when the Ramblers reached the Final Four, turned 100 on Aug. 21.

The Jesuits Are Back Ministering in Brooklyn

Building on more than a century of tradition, the Jesuits are back in Brooklyn embarking on a new approach to collaborative ministry with a focus on youth and young adults.